Fashion across the ages

vintage2versace

It’s all about fashion on the show this week, as the Girls Around Town welcome John Knight back to the studio…

The proprietor of Vintage2Versace, John is the undisputed font of all knowledge when it comes to the history of fashion.

He regularly shares his expertise in his History of Fashion Roadshow, an informative and entertaining 45-minute talk which proves hugely popular with women’s groups in Newark and beyond.

The talks are illustrated by models wearing authentic outfits ranging from Victorian times to the present day. Unfortunately not an option for a radio show, of course, but John will be passing on some of the highlights of his specialist subject when he chats to June and Tina on Sunday morning.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon – and if what you hear whets your appetite for more, there’ll be news of the next roadshow too.

On Thursday 26 May, the meeting of the Newark Castle Group of WIs will feature John’s talk and catwalk show of vintage fashion. Starting at 7pm at the Salvation Army Centre, Mead Way, Balderton NG24 3GA, the meeting’s open to non-members and tickets are £4 each, including refreshments.

Book yours by calling 01636 679528 or email dorewoodwi@icloud.com and then just pay on the door – chances are you’ll spot one or more of the Girls Around Town in the audience too!

What Katie does now

v2v window displayNot a follow up to the children’s book What Katy Did written by Susan Coolidge in 1872, or even to the TV reality show What Katie Did Nextdocumenting the life of Katie Price

On this week’s show the Girls Around Town are joined by an old friend whose new role has the be the stuff that dreams are made of.

June, Tina and Sue first met Katie Donohoe last summer when, as manager of The Children’s Society charity shop, she organised a hugely successful fashion show in the parish church. Now managing Newark’s Vintage2Versace, she has what many of us would consider to be the perfect job.

v2v chanelSpending your working day surrounded by glamorous vintage and couture clothes – researching, buying and selling fabulous outfits and accessories – giving talks about the history of fashion and organising photo shoots and other fashion-inspired events – come on ladies, what’s not to like about that?!

Tune in from 10am to 1pm this Saturday, on 107.8FM or online, to hear just what Katie does now and find out about some of the upcoming events that are a must for any stylish girl around town